As I’ve mentioned before, we get sales kits every month from a number of publishers.  It’s always fun to check out new cover looks and what’s coming up from whom.  A few new series in coming months that looked particularly interesting to me:

June

St. Martin’s

DEMONS NOT INCLUDED by Cheyenne McCray – the first book in a new urban fantasy series called Night Tracker.  Personally, I’ve had it up to about *here* with demons, but I guess that’s just me. 

 

STREET MAGIC by Caitlin Kittredge – the start of a new series called Black London.  I don’t yet have a cover image to show, but it looked like some fun steampunk-style romance.

EVE OF DESTRUCTION by S.J. Day – This is actually the second book of a trilogy to come out in consecutive months starting in May.  Yet more demon hunting, but apparently the heroine is also wanted by Cain and Abel.  Kinky.  And I really do have a hard time resisting that kick-butt heroine.  To me, this looks as though it could be as fun as the Rogue Angel concept.

Harlequin

CONFESSIONS OF A DUCHESS by Nicola Cornick – Finally, not everything is urban fantasy.  This is the first book of a new Brides of Fortune series, again with three books in three consecutive months.  I wish I had a cover to show, but the three together definitely caught my eye.  And the series sounds as though it has a delightful premise.  From the author’s site: When unscrupulous village squire Sir Montague Fortune discovers that he can revive all the ancient taxes in the village of Fortune’s Folly he causes uproar amongst the populace, for the medieval Dames’ Tax will allow him to take half the dowry of every unmarried woman in the village unless she weds within the year! Soon the village is bustling with fortune hunting bachelors out to persuade the ladies that it would be preferable to marry them than to lose their fortunes!

July

Harlequin

DUST TO DUST – Heather Graham is getting in on the urban fantasy action too, with a new four-book series where the four elements play a major role in preventing the apocalypse. 

August

Ballantine

     

I think the covers in this new trilogy by Tessa Dare look so beautiful together. 

This is it for now, but as new stuff catches my eye, I’ll be sure to keep you posted.

No pretty covers yet for these, I’m afraid.  But you certainly have plenty of time to mark your calendar. 

July

Alaskan series by Stephanie Rowe (romantic suspense) – In the rugged Alaska wilderness, women are scarce, men are tougher than the terrain trying to kill them, and no one walks away unscathed.  Lisa Jackson calls ICE, “A thrill ride.”

September

The Scottish Templars by Gerri Russell (historical romance) – They were the bravest warriors of their time, trusted with some of history’s greatest secrets.  But what happens when they fall in love?  Gerri Russell, American Title Winner and most known for her Stones of Destiny series, once again brings fascinating historical detail to life in a new series loaded with exotic settings, high action, and of course emotional love stories.

Athens Academy series or Novels of The Guard by Leanna Heiber (historical fantasy) – At the height of Victorian London, a group of spirit trackers known as the Guard are searching for the keys to a powerful prophesy among the misty, gaslit, ghostly cobblestone streets and bring us THE STRANGELY BEAUTIFUL TALE OF MISS PERCY PARKER.

November

Hollywood Headlines by Gemma Halliday (mystery romance) – The L.A. Informer is Los Angeles’s premier tabloid magazine, reporting on all the latest celebrity gossip, scandals and dirt.  They’re not above a little sensational exaggeration and have even been known, on occasion, to bend the law in pursuit of a hot story.  Their ace reporter, Felix Dunn, has just been promoted to managing editor.  Now, he’s got his work cut out for him keeping the magazine running smoothly while keeping his staff in line – especially his gossip columnist, in SCANDAL SHEET.

If you’re the type who always needs to be in the know, keep these titles on your radar in the coming months.  Each is the start to a new series, though of course they all also stand alone as a full and complete novel. 

January

Dept. 18 by L.H. Maynard and M.P.N. Sims (horror) – BLACK CATHEDRAL launches this series about a paranormal investigative unit of the British government.  One of their first missions is a haunted castle in Scotland.  Read more about this mysterious agency and download the first 50 pages of the book. If you liked X-Files, you’ll definitely want to check this one out.

Stolen series by Elisabeth Naughton (romantic suspense) – STOLEN FURY is the first of three high-octane, super adventurous suspense novels.  Each novel features a bit of archaeology and treasure hunting combined with steamy romance and lots of danger. Allison Brennan says: “If you like Indiana Jones and Romancing the Stone, you’ll love Naughton’s dazzling romantic adventure.”

February 

Ghost-in-Law series by Jana DeLeon (mystery romance) – The folks in Mudbug, Lousiana, thought town matriarch Helena Henry was a pest when she was alive, but even death can’t stop her from investigating some fishy bayou goings-on and interfering in love lives, guaranteeing there’ll be TROUBLE IN MUDBUG. 

Classic Film Collection by various authors (Western) – Novels that were the basis of some of the greatest Western movies of all time.  Read more.  

April 

Endworld by David Robbins (sci-fi adventure) – One hundred years after DOOMSDAY, a group of nuclear survivors struggles to stay alive in a world filled with peril.

May

The Adventures of Gabriel Hunt by various authors (adventure) – The editor of Hard Case Crime has developed a new pulp-style series, featuring a modern-day adventurer traveling the globe in pursuit of priceless artifacts and lost civilizations. Anyone who grew up reading H. Rider Haggard and Edgar Rice Burroughs, or Alexandre Dumas and Sax Rohmer, or Doc Savage and the Avenger…or who grew up watching adventure movies starring Buster Crabbe or Harrison Ford…will want to check out HUNT AT THE TREASURE WELL. See www.HuntForAdventure.com for more.